Man dies after crashing pickup into semi

By: KAKE News Email
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LIBERAL, Kan. -- An 80-year-old Liberal, Kan., man died Wednesday morning after crashing his pickup into a semi on a stretch of highway in Seward County.

The accident happened around 5:10 a.m. on northbound U.S. Route 83, about three and a half miles north of Liberal.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Stanley Wilbers was heading south on Route 83 when his Toyota Tacoma crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic. A northbound semi swerved to avoid hitting the pickup.

The pickup hit the semi just behind the driver’s side front tire and “the semi’s tires appeared to drive over” the pickup, the patrol said.

Wilbers was taken to a local hospital where he later died. The driver of the semi was not hurt.


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